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Offline Linbro

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'Barr' chisels?
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:42 AM »
Hello,
           does anyone know if Barr actually stock their chisels, or do they make to order? Also, do they ship outside of the US? (Australia)
I have sent them an email asking these questions, but haven't heard back yet - I know, they could be closed over the new year period, so if anyone has any info it would be appreciated.
Cheers, Lincoln.

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Offline jsheldon

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Re: 'Barr' chisels?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 01:15 PM »
When I ordered their set of bench chisels they were not in stock. I received an email the next day with an estimate of when they would be ready. I wasn't in a rush, so wasn't a big deal for me; as I recall, it only took a couple weeks.

Please bear in mind that it is a small one-person shop and he is in the mountains of central Idaho, so weather can also play a factor.

PS: I love the chisels! They're a joy to use and hold an edge even better than I expected.
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Re: 'Barr' chisels?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 01:56 PM »
I don't own them, but have heard good things about them. For those in the USA, Amazon stocks some product.

And here's a link to the website:

http://barrtools.com/
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Offline Linbro

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Re: 'Barr' chisels?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 02:39 AM »
Heard back from Barr, and they do ship to Australia, for anyone that's interested. Looking at either the cabinetmakers set of four, or more likely a couple of the larger bench chisels.

Offline Nick C

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Re: 'Barr' chisels?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 07:03 PM »
I have used Barr chisels for several years. Excellent--highly recommended.

Offline smartcarpie

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Re: 'Barr' chisels?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 06:55 PM »
I have a Barr slick that has proven to be excellent for precise paring.